Peter Haan Appreciation!


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 20 of total 117 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 15, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Thanks Peter Peter!


Trad climber
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:51pm PT


Still. . . I like him.



Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:54pm PT
But what's he done for us lately?

Cheers to Peter, and (Gobe too) for being able to see the other view, of the pie.

Gollum left was cool, too!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
That's a Whole Lotta pie.
Thanks, Peter.
No, Not for the pie.........Haha.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:59pm PT
I love Yo Mr. Peter Haan :DD What a thinker, a grate gifted writer, historian, climber, visionary, graphic designer, Designer of All really....but especially one that has the grace and capability to take in stray cats (not cougars......hehehehe....mind you) and make them feel welcome in this intoxicating and deliciously hilarious community called climbers. Thank you ......Peace always Dude, lynnie
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Oct 15, 2009 - 06:49pm PT
Peter's images are stunning. They are really great.

Art is about communicating thoughts and most importantly, feelings, emotions, through some medium.

Tireiron Werner crosses, 4 pieces of Werner, these things communicate (eye of the beholder, OF COURSE!) deep feelings about our sport. It helps to be an insider and it helps even more to know a bit about Peter Haan (tis my loss we have never met, but we share Inez roots so we're not that far apart).

But at the end of the day, these are some of the most powerful tribal images I have ever seen and they REALLY ARE tribal.

They are STUNNING.

Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 15, 2009 - 06:55pm PT

It is easy for me to appreciate Peter since he is such a cool guy. In my case, my real climbing 'career' is the result of Peter's efforts, albeit unbeknownest to him at the time. I, in my full Forest Gump mode, was instrumental in pushing Peter to his full glory, if sort of insane level of climbing.

Other than that filip, I am sitting in an airport diner, waiting for a plane, after a long day of planes (2), cabs (4), trains (2), museums cafeterias (1) and pend-up demand to talk (I listened) exibited by a DOE executive. Juicy tid-bits at every turn.

Posted from a Bb Bold, Silver Diner, BWI, MD

PS: Been here so long, the classic tune tape is repeating. We need more classic tunes.

Trad climber
Oct 15, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
Peter, peter, pear pie eater? <br/>
Peter, peter, pear pie eater?

Credit: Zander

Wait that's apple!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Oct 15, 2009 - 07:41pm PT
Roger ...!


That's like a sharp stick in the eye.



Social climber
Oct 15, 2009 - 08:16pm PT
hey there peter hann! say, ... yes, appreciation to peter hann, another climber that i dont know as well, yet, here... but:

i have seem so many very informative things that you have shared for others...

recently, someone that was looking for info, as to a ?study that they were doing... peter stepped in... very kindly...

thanks for all the great shares, peter and for being a climber-buddy to so many...
god bless... :)

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 15, 2009 - 08:34pm PT
Peter has brought a lot of cool twisted art images to the forum these last months!!

But even more important are the thoughtful posts.
The questioning about where we are headed as a community or sport.
The ever present enthusiasm for other peoples contributions.
The positive attitude about everything.

The first solo ascent of the Salathe, Back In The MuthaFeckin' Day!!!

Hats off Peter.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
Peter is an inspiration, both for what he accomplished in the past and for his contributions today. His intelligence and wit, and his humanity all make me thankful that I can count him as a friend. Here's to you Peter, with appreciation.


Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 15, 2009 - 11:03pm PT
Peter sets high standards of storytelling, and then turns the spotlight around. His recent observations on why many climbing stories aren't good (like his comments to similar effect on old rec.climbing) set me to thinking about my own work and how well it could pass that test.

A great asset to this forum, Peter is.

Boulder climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 15, 2009 - 11:05pm PT
When I was 15, I showed up at this place called Indian Rock in Berkeley and walked down the stairs looking for "rock climbers".

I remember standing alone on the ground looking up in silence at this big, strong, silent guy flowing across the rock. Up and down overhangs, crazy-super-fast dynamic moves. It was like stumbling into a great dancer's studio.

He was the only one there and he climbed off without speaking. I went home that day with this unbelievable image of the potential of what a human could do. It just blew my little teenage mind. The image and feeling of that first moment is still with me, very vivid.

Because Peter is who he is, I have been trying in my own way to dance on the rock for just about 40 years.

Thanks Peter,

Fred Cook


right here, right now
Oct 16, 2009 - 12:14am PT
Your company is MUCH appreciated Peter !!!
Plus, we both dig the WIDE brimmed hats, so we got that goin' too...


Social climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 16, 2009 - 02:26am PT
I totally appreciate that picture..guapo!
love the twisted art work..and stories.

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 16, 2009 - 07:23am PT

I love Peter's mind challenging artwork and his articles on climbing!

He's been really generous with his time in trying to help me deal with some of my aging photos too. For better or worse I just upgraded my Photoshop elements. Hopefully I'll now be able to apply some of Peter's technical advice myself and even meet him one of these days.

Boulder climber
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:33am PT

His growing expressions are right at the heart of human mystery, rooted in granite and salt.


Trad climber
Golden, CO
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:44am PT
Definitely one of my favorite authors here at ST.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:47am PT
Peter's been at this forever, and he's still growing, and branching off in new directions. That's pretty durn cool! an inspiration, even!
Messages 1 - 20 of total 117 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews